Simple Recipes with Fewer than Five Ingredients

Whether you select hot or cold options for your K12 menu, our Land O Lakes® bulk product offerings can pair with just a few common ingredients to elevate menu selections. Below are a few ideas to help inspire!

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The school year can bring many uncertainties when it comes to lunch service. Whether it is staffing issues, revised regulations, unpredictable schedules or keeping up with student preferences; staying on top of changes while still feeding the masses can be challenging. That’s why our experts from the Land O'Lakes Culinary Center put together a collection of recipes that are simple to prepare and that use minimal, common pantry ingredients.

How about our quick and easy  Ham and Cheese Sliders that can be served hot or cold?

Our Chilled Pasta Salad with Three Ingredient Queso can be made ahead of time and held refrigerated for up to three days.

If you are looking for hot options to be served in the classroom or portioned to send home, try either our Macaroni and Cheese with Green Chiles or All American Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese recipes.

Mac and cheese with green chiles recipe | Land O'Lakes Foodservice

Whether you select hot or cold options, our Land O Lakes® bulk product offerings can pair with just a few common ingredients to elevate menu selections. These recipes are easy to assemble with limited staff or time constraints, yet still offer variety and flavor that will delight students at school or at home.

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